Making policies work
  • Commentary

    The European Peace Facility and Ukraine: Implications for Africa-Europe relations

  • Publication

    The AU-UN peace and security partnership: Power and politics

  • Publication

    Simmering tensions: The long-term impact of COVID-19 on fragility and conflict in Africa

  • Commentary

    Germany and South Africa together can protect and advance the women, peace and security agenda

  • Commentary

    How the EU can step up its support to conflict prevention and peacebuilding

  • Publication

    The future of EU security sector assistance: Learning from experience

  • Commentary

    Friends and money for a peaceful and secure Africa

  • Publication

    Peace and security in Africa: Drivers and implications of North Africa’s southern gaze

2021 saw the intertwining of a deadly pandemic with the rise of political instability, new conflicts and the undeniable effects of the climate crisis in much of the world. Our peace, security and resilience team promotes the transition of fragile and conflict-affected countries towards peaceful, well-governed and prosperous societies, and encourages a strategic peace and security partnership between Africa and Europe.


Our work


Topics we look at include:

  • European, African and international conflict prevention, peacebuilding and security policies
  • Peace and security cooperation between Europe and Africa, and multilateralism
  • The EU’s approach to the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • The women, peace and security agenda
  • The links between conflict and climate change

More information


The peace, security and resilience workstream is part of the ‘peaceful societies and accountable governance’ cluster.

For more information about our work, get in touch with Sophie Desmidt or have a look at ECDPM’s 2022-2023 work plan.


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